Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 12th November 2019. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Gay, Cllr Lathey, Cllr Bowditch, Cllr Trott, Cllr Beer, Dorset Council Councillor, 4 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Bowditch and Cllr Trott in Item 12
3. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The Chairman asked if everyone had both received and read the minutes of the last meeting, if so, were they a true record. ALL AGREED that the minutes were a true record. The minutes were duly signed.
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES
5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Drains at top of North Allington have been cleaned out.
The ash tree by the field gate (Hospital Lane) leaning towards road. Cathy will ask Forestry Commission as they are coming over anyway.
Bridport Co-Housing – another meeting on 15th Dec – Cllr Lathey will be talking to them about their posters saying for local people. About 20 properties so far have been sold – most of which are from a lot further away than Bridport.
Medical Centre have introduced a new Econsult system which may cause issues for people who do not have access to computers. This could have a negative impact – clerk to email our Local Councillor.
Cllr Lathey has had an emailed regarding drug issues in Bridport as people come down from Southampton down here getting people to run drugs for them. Police are doing their best but the community need to be vigilant especially in areas such as the skate park. Could we ask the local councillor what their thoughts are and what they are going to be doing about it as there is a lack of youth worker provision and outreach programmes has contributed to this.
6. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £7,378.54 savings acct: £7,609.86
b) St John Ambulance donation request – it was agreed they would not be getting a donation
c)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £314 HMRC £1.60, Paul Bowditch for mower fuel £31.50
7. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
WD/D/19/000539 Lower Pymore Farm, Pymore Terrace – APPROVED
Vearse Farm is on hold for judicial review
8. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Emails have been sent out – ready for signing off whcih should be on 17th Nov. The green space on watton hill is still causing an issue. Referendum early part of next year for all parishes.
9. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
No Don present. Play Area appears fine.
10. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
11. COOPERS WOOD
Cathy sent 2 quotes for the Well Being Area to Chair – the 2 quotes are very similar but they would prefer to go to TMH Fencing although it is slightly higher as the quote is more refined, just looking for him to tweak a couple of items and re-quote.
12. DORSET COUNCIL’S COUNCILLOR REPORT
14. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
10th December 2019
Meeting closed at 8.10pm